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Test Code BCHEM Basic Chemistry Panel

Additional Codes

Ordering Mnemonic
BCHEM

Methodology

Profile Information:
Anion Gap (Calculation) eGFR (Calculation)
Calcium, Total Glucose
Carbon Dioxide Potassium
Chloride Sodium
Creatinine Urea Nitrogen (BUN)

 

Performing Laboratory

Holland Hospital Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Plasma

Container/Tube: Mint-top (lithium heparin) tube

Specimen Volume:  1 mL of plasma

Collection Instructions:

Note: 1. Indicate plasma.

2. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 

Serum

Container/Tube: Serum gel tube

Specimen Volume: 1 mL of serum

Collection Instructions:

Note: 1. Indicate serum.

2. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Reference Values

ANION GAP

3-11 mmol

eGFR

≥60 mL/mn/1.73m2

See individual test listings for other values.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80048